Fresh Picks: Lagoons.

Lagoons – Leeds, England, United Kingdom.

Cover photo credit: Maddy Bright.

Citing their genre-locale as somewhere between Grunge and Emo, Lagoons hail from Leeds which to my knowledge is nowhere near any of their idyllic namesakes but then again, I only got a C in Geography.

To date the band have but their two singles ‘Blister’ and ‘I’m Not As Sad As I’d Hoped’ up for public dissemination and with the driven and melancholic intro to the former of the two, the brooding Punk/Emo aesthetic aimed for is found.

The anthemic 90’s guitar tone suits the gloom of the songs lyricisms and even before such is versatile enough that it could have segued into anything from what it has, to Punk, Melodic Hardcore or even further and that is very key aspect to this band, they already have their options.

The band combine this emotive sound with the subdued vocals of the other great moody teen or the 90’s with their Grunge-led and disinterested story telling leading to the (marginally) more upbeat and lyrically contrasting, ‘I’m Not As Sad As I Hoped’.

The band have all the pieces and thats exciting for what music fan doesn’t like a debut that ticks all the boxes, has room to grow and would sound even better with natural progression and refinement.

Lagoons are another band on the UK underground Rock scene and that is a reason to support them within itself.

‘I’m not as sad 
As I’ve always been 
At 18 
I’m starting 
To like myself again 
And it’s care free 
To not be unhappy 
Could you be with me? 
For me, For me, For me?’

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Matthew Speer

Matt has 2.1 BA in History and is most likely somewhere in his twenties. He enjoys a wide range of music, but has a strong penchant for Punk-Rock. Originally he hails from the Isle Of Wight off the South Coast of England, UK and spends most of his time around England's South-West.

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